I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any cases of cattle sustaining injury through being driven have been brought to the notice of the Dublin Castle authorities or the police during the current year; and, if any, will he furnish particulars.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The cases of alleged injury to cattle through being driven which have come under the notice of the police during the current year are as follows:—One case in which the hair was cut off the tails of several animals; one case in which the horn of a bullock was broken; and eighteen cases in which claims for compensation have been made in consequence of alleged deterioration due to exhaustion from over-driving. In thirteen of these latter cases the claims have been heard and compensation granted.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Vice-President of the Irish Board of Agriculture has stated that cattle-drives did no harm to either man or beast?
[No Answer was returned.]